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Michel Lachance

Full name: Michel  Lachance
Born: 12/16/1950
Birthplace: St. Augustin, PQ
Residence: Millstone Township, NJ
Height: 5-foot-6
Colors: Red-Black-White
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Lachance in the News
Michel Lachance named Grand Marshal of Prix D’Ete
Lachance has a big night on the Grand Circuit
Team North America wins World Trotting Master
Lachance, Burgess named grand marshalls


Career

The son of a cattle farmer, Lachance grew up around horses all of his life as he followed brothers Gilles, Pierre, and Andre into the business…In 1995 he was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y…Leading driver at such tracks as Blue Bonnets, Brandywine, Batavia, Foxboro, Yonkers, and Roosevelt...Finished the 1986 harness racing season with an all-time record 770 victories, 133 more than Herve Filion’s old standard…His record-setting year was the third of four consecutive years that Lachance led all North American drivers in wins…His career total of $183,707,398 in earnings (at the end of 2010) trails only the $274,567,483  posted by John Campbell…Lachance has driven many great horses in his career, but two of the best have to be Matt’s Scooter (1989 Horse of the Year) and Continentalvictory (1996 Horse of the Year)…His biggest victory in 2010 came with the 2-year-old trotting colt Chapter Seven in the $132,075 Matron final.
Personal

Mike’s son, Patrick, is also a dominating driver and trainer…his nephew, Luc Ouellette, is also a top driver…his favorite food is swordfish…his first car was a 1968 Rambler…his first win came at age 12 at a fair in northern Montreal…is such a “boring” person away from harness racing that he doesn’t even like to vacation…has struggled with weight issues all his life, though at 58 he weighs 155 pounds, 15 less than when he was 20 years old…joy of his life is his four grandchildren—ages 10, 7, 2 and 1.

 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2017 1 0 0 0 .000 960
2015 1 0 0 0 .000 563
2014 484 34 62 58 .181 944,807
2013 526 79 61 65 .256 2,143,813
2012 450 56 50 56 .228 2,099,202
2011 517 70 53 50 .225 1,890,214
2010 705 82 63 76 .202 2,282,419
2009 827 108 101 114 .244 4,746,113
2008 516 63 60 63 .227 2,192,322
2007 927 77 82 98 .167 3,519,512
2006 1407 127 135 140 .177 5,264,163 (16)
2005 901 71 100 104 .179 3,181,572
2004 1620 180 159 189 .205 6,696,056 (8)
2003 1876 208 194 216 .207 7,876,334 (5)
2002 1965 225 239 238 .222 8,549,281 (4)
2001 2093 237 253 248 .220 10,700,483 (2)
2000 2041 256 250 246 .234 9,067,723 (3)
1999 1984 261 267 236 .246 9,295,441 (3)
1998 2057 302 278 259 .264 9,935,699 (2)
1997 2161 347 (19) 307 266 .281 9,205,388 (1)
1996 1930 285 (25) 238 245 .258 8,400,011 (1)
1995 2102 313 (24) 262 259 .259 6,462,190 (2)
1994 2166 301 (21) 283 260 .252 6,255,284 (3)
1993 2061 247 268 262 .234 3,906,478 (7)
1992 1980 299 (23) 287 231 .270 6,551,897 (3)
1991 2050 290 (21) 275 240 .255 5,887,933 (3)
1990 2414 342 (15) 285 294 .248 7,166,233 (2)
1989 2183 369 (10) 314 267 .290 7,477,749 (2)
1988 1507 239 197 184 .272 5,663,378 (3)
1987 3073 715 (1) 514 396 .369 5,963,008 (3)
1986 3597 770 (1) 562 456 .343 6,473,952 (3)
1985 2764 592 (1) 418 352 .341 5,864,785 (3)
1984 2407 466 (1) 366 319 .322 3,895,227 (4)
1983 2231 353 (7) 300 284 .275 3,189,984 (6)
1982 1218 167 194 170 .272 1,881,384 (17)
1981 1382 204 179 174 .262 874,102
1980 1596 241 (17) 223 204 .271 982,506
1979 1090 179 164 132 .288 659,328
1978 858 140 149 128 .309 590,669
1977 873 174 153 101 .335 560,321
1976 769 141 (5) 113 110 .313 560,626 (3)
1975 697 173 (3) 104 114 .386 527,940 (3)
1974 747 172 (2) 133 100 .374 548,193 (2)
1973 412 97 (5) 56 49 .351 261,558 (3)
1972 421 79 (4) 57 54 .306 136,829 (3)
1971 622 122 (3) 101 92 .336 181,144 (4)
1970 305 45 (4) 33 46 .258 75,542 (3)
1969 584 105 (2) 95 75 .313 172,634 (2)
1968 150 19 (4) 16 20 .230 24,007 (4)
67247 10422 (12) 9053 8340 .000 190,786,957 (6)
 

ADIOS
(89) Goalie Jeff
(96) Electric Yankee
(06) Cactus Creek

BREEDERS CROWN (2ct)
(09) Pilgrims Taj
(03) Cantab Hall

BREEDERS CROWN (2cp)
(97) Artiscape
(00) Bettor’s Delight
(06) Charley Barley

BREEDERS CROWN (2fp)
(93) Electric Slide
(06) Calgary Hanover

BREEDERS CROWN (2ft)
(95) Continentalvictory
(01) Cameron Hall

BREEDERS CROWN (3cp)
(89) Goalie Jeff
(94) Magical Mike
(96) Armbro Operative
(98) Artiscape

BREEDERS CROWN (3ct)
(90) Embassy Lobell
(92) Baltic Striker
(00) Fast Photo

BREEDERS CROWN (3fp)
(96) Mystical Maddy

BREEDERS CROWN (3ft)
(92) Imperfection
(06) Possess The Magic

BREEDERS CROWN (Hp)
(85) Division Street
(89) Matt’s Skooter
(91) Camluck
(97) Armbro Operative
(00) Western Ideal

BREEDERS CROWN (Mp)
(86) Samshu Bluegrass
(94) Shady Daisy
(00) Rons Girl
(00) Western Ideal

CANADIAN TROTTING CLASSIC
(89) Bon Vivant

CANE PACE
(87) Righteous Bucks
(97) Western Dreamer
(98) Shady Character

CONFEDERATION CUP
(88) Matt’s Scooter
(03) Stonebridge Premio

DELVIN MILLER MEMORIAL
(02) Cameron Hall

ELEGANTIMAGE
(02) Cameron Hall

GARNSEY MEMORIAL
(90) Smiling Rebecca
(90) Lady Genius
(01) Miss Jeki

GOLDSMITH MAID
(98) Rum Boogie
(01) Cameron Hall

GOVERNOR’S CUP
(98) Island Fantasy

GRADUATE
(95) Ball And Chain
(96) Ball And Chain
(00) Western Ideal
(04) Four Starzzz Shark

HAMBLETONIAN
(94) Victory Dream
(96) Continentalvictory
(99) Self Possessed
(03) Amigo Hall

HAMBLETONIAN OAKS
(88) Chili Bowl
(90) Working Gal

JUGETTE
(90) Lady Genius

KENTUCKY FILLY FUTURITY
(97) Victory Is Mine
(99) Rum Boogie

KENTUCKY FUTURITY
(91) Whiteland Janice
(99) Self Possessed

LADY MAUD
(09) Shanghai Lil

LITTLE BROWN JUG
(88) B J Scoot
(89) Goalie Jeff
(94) Magical Mike
(97) Western Dreamer
(01) Bettor’s Delight

MEADOWLANDS PACE
(88) Matt’s Scooter
(03) Allamerican Theory

MERRIE ANNABELLE
(88) Peace Corps
(92) Lady Starlet
(96) Vernon Blue Chip
(05) Miss Wisconsin
(07) Muscovite

MESSENGER STAKES
(88) Matt’s Scooter
(97) Western Dreamer

METRO
(01) Mach Three

MISTLETOE SHALEE
(96) Mystical Maddy
(01) Bunny Lake

MONI MAKER
(09) Southwind Wasabi

NORTH AMERICA CUP
(92) Safely Kept
(98) Straight Path
(01) Bettor’s Delight

PETER HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(88) Speedy G B
(01) Civil Action

ROSES ARE RED
(97) Mystical Maddy

SHE’S A GREAT LADY
(04) Cabrini Hanover

SWEETHEART
(01) Sing Fat Lady

TATTERSALLS
(89) Goalie Jeff
(97) Northern Luck
(98) Artiscape
(99) Island Fantasy
(01) Bettor’s Delight
(02) Mcardle

THREE DIAMONDS
(98) Future Millbank

U.S. PACING CHAMPIONSHIP
(89) Matt’s Scooter
(90) T K’s Skipper
(04) Art’s Chip

VALLEY VICTORY
(95) Lindy Lane

WILLIAM HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(89) Matt’s Scooter
(90) T K’s Skipper
(00) Western Ideal
(03) Mcardle
(04) Four Starzzz Shark

WOODROW WILSON
(96) Jeremys Gambit
(99) Richess Hanover

WORLD TROTTING DERBY
(96) Continentalvictory
(01) Cobol

YONKERS TROT
(91) Crown’s Invitation
(92) Mccluckey
(96) Continentalvictory